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Startup Grind Washington D.C. Hosts Steve Blank

Join us  for our inaugural Startup Grind Washington D.C. event as Eric Koester (Co-Founder of Zaarly) interviews Steve Blank (The Startup Owners Manual) on December 10th.

Steve Blank co-founded E.piphany, in his living room in 1996. His other startups include two semiconductor companies, Zilog and MIPS Computers, a workstation company Convergent Technologies, a consulting stint for a graphics hardware/software spinout Pixar, a supercomputer firm, Ardent, a computer peripheral supplier, SuperMac, a military intelligence systems supplier, ESL and a video game company, Rocket Science Games.  He has written several books one call Four Steps to the Epiphany. and his latest book The Startup Owners Manual integrates 10 years of new knowledge.

Eric Koester is the COO and co-founder Zaarly, a marketplace to discover and work with talented local service providers that was launched at Startup Weekend Los Angeles. The company has raised money from investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Ashton Kutcher, Meg Whitman, SV Angel, Marc Ecko and others.


$20 General Admission (closes 12/9)

$25 Late Grinders (at the door if tickets are still available)


NOTE: Meetup rsvp WILL NOT reserve your ticket.



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6:00 - Networking and Pizza

7:00 - Fireside Chat

8:00 - Questions and More Networking



Startup Grind is a 30-city event series hosted in 13-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. Rooted in the heart of Silicon Valley, Startup Grind brings the world's greatest founders and investors to tell their stories on stage and share it with our global startup community. There are brilliant entrepreneurs everywhere so start learning and networking with them at your local Startup Grind community.

For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


Brian Park- Director of Startup Grind Washington DC

Brian Park is a serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of professional experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services. Brian is currently the CEO and co-founder of Giimme which is creating the next generation messaging platform for small and medium sized businesses by allowing them to text with their customers. Prior to starting Giimme, he co-founded two other startups, Securva and Logistics Information Technology. He worked at AOL as a senior software engineer working on the AOL Instant Messenger team. He also worked as a programmer at Merrill Lynch on their realtime trading platforms. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology/Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He has presented at several events on a wide array of topics about economics, entrepreneurism, technology, and management.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great first event with one of the godfathers of Silicon Valley. Great food, great venue, great company.

    1 · December 11, 2012

  • Kevin H.

    Excellent concept and great addition to the slate of DC Tech events. (And what better way to kick-off than with the father of customer development!) Thanks Brian, Derek, Eric and everyone that made it happen.

    2 · December 11, 2012

  • Joe D

    Great way to kick off the group

    1 · December 10, 2012

  • SajI

    Thanks for hosting this event. I am Looking forward to meet someone interested in doing an IT startup with me. Entrepreneurs, professionals and investors welcome to message me. Thx, Saji.

    1 · December 6, 2012

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